Pacific Gas and Electric

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5 people found this helpful  

25+ yrs with PG&E, and it is the worst it's ever been.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Comparable salaries/wages, job movement and advancement are available, benefits are good.

Cons

Culture of fear and intimidation, unfortunately, is now the norm. Micromanagement is at its worst. If in management, morals and principals are to be left at home.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

CEO - Tony Earley and President - Chris Johns should not turn a blind eye or willfully condone, senior and middle management actions and behavior towards employees.
This was once a great company, a real family.
I had high hopes when Tony Earley came on board as CEO, that we would get back to that, but we seem to be drifting further and further away, at an alarming rate.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Solid Overview of Energy Market - excellent people to learn from

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Rotational Program in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Rotational Program in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Occupies a great place in the market
    -Easy to navigate the organization and change roles
    -Spend tons of time training and building culture
    -Excellent leverage to make a big impact

    Cons

    -can be very bureaucratic
    -difficult to manage upwards, lots of layers
    -can feel very slow paced at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve opportunities to gain experience for younger employees
    Create feedback loops that encourage more innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Beware, external IT candidates. Cronyism reigns supreme.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Personnel in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Personnel in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent but declining benefits package.

    Cons

    Interviews for positions in IT above entry level are often shams. No process exists for employees to qualify for promotions. Employees must apply and interview for all advancement opportunities. When managers want to promote an individual, they create a new position and advise the person to be promoted that he or she should apply. To satisfy HR, a minimum number of candidates must be interviewed, so interested external and internal candidates are also accepted, despite the outcome already having been decided.

    During the interview, candidates are scored numerically in two areas; subjectively based on behavioral questions and objectively based on job qualifications (technical questions). These are then averaged together and the highest scoring candidate selected. Though this provides a legally defensible appearance of fairness, the subjective portion is used to skew the scoring towards the preselected candidate. If other candidates score so highly on the objective portion that the overall score does not favor the preselected candidate, the objective score will be thrown out for all candidates so the subjective scoring can be adjusted to justify hiring the preselected candidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is not a top to bottom house cleaning of IT management within the next few years, you're going to be hard pressed to justify having an internal IT organization due to total lack of competitiveness with outsourcers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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